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ronald reagan and margaret thatcher. her tenure overlapped eight years and mr. wapshott offers the leaders are advocates of each other. margaret thatcher died on april 8, 2013. this is a little over an hour. >> few would've believed the itinerant shoe salesman that would seek to revitalize the dispirited nation ultimately be seen as changing the world. likewise, few would have imagined that their neighborhood grocer's daughter was destined to change the course of her country and influence the direction of an international community. how fortunate for the cause of freedom that these two individuals under president ronald reagan and baroness thatcher came to positions of leadership from both of their nations needed them most. as iraq are today will discuss, there is this political marriage based upon ideology and a true meeting of the mind. ronald reagan -- "ronald reagan and margaret thatcher: a political marriage," nicholas wapshott reveals even more clearly the rare relationship between these two world leaders. mr. wapshott is an editor at the new york sun and the former new y
come back we'll look at the legacy of our 40th president ronald reagan, how he's still relevant today and whether or not that's a good thing or bad thing for republicans. >> 32 years ago this week. armed service secret agents could not protect ronald reagan from a man with a gun. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: former british prime minister margaret thatcher passed away. >> her political and fill fill loss city was steadfast. >> i assume this is spots seem britain clean. >> reporter: thatcher found a kindred spirit in ronald ray reagan. >> michael: while not quite boy joy, thatcher was a symbol of the 1980s. her conservatism in england matched very well of that had of ronald reagan in the united states, and she was an opponent of big government spending. she was the opponent of unions and broke down privatized industries in the united kingdom. she wons called nelson mandela a terrorist, but that may be for another time. they are memory would not be complete without talking about ronald reagan. president reagan was a real ally for margaret thatcher. and coincidentally, actually, thatcher
. first some of her state visit during president ronald reagan's final year in office. then an interview with her about her book "the downing street years." here we see mrs. thatcher during a 1988 visit where she held a meeting with then president ronald reagan. [applause] >> of the united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland and the united states of america. ♪ ♪ >> i'm so pleased to see him and have the charms of thanking him. of course i'm sad that i'm not in this position with him. because we knew before that i was the prime minster. we have the same political dreams and the same ways of achieving them. governor reagan came to see me in my room. there are lots of times to record. but i think the nicest thing of all it's a different world now and a much better one and a much more hopeful one. >> the thing she said about the state of the world, she would play a major role in bringing things about and these employments. - - improvements. when you stop to think today the unity we have with the allies and nato. i don't think very much of the world can remember more than four
that conservatives of today view ronald reagan through rose-tinted glasses, ignoring the fact that the gipper raised taxes 11 times during his presidency and tripled the deficit, so, too, with thatcher, conservatives ignore the realities of maggie's role. joining the panel now is john cassidy, staff writer for "the new yorker." john, great to see you. >> nice to see you. >> it's not just because you have a keen economic mind and a british accent that we're having you on for this, john, it's because you're always great in terms of analyzing this stuff. i want to ask this kind of legacy-making that the americans have done around ronald reagan seems to be happening right now around margaret thatcher. coming at a particularly opportune time as we discuss the deficit and the role about the size and scope of government. as someone who lived through thatcherism, what is your take on her legacy? >> well i think there's two reasons really why it's such a big deal at the moment. number one, mrs. thatcher was mrs. thatcher. she gave her name to thatcherism along with ronald reagan, the biggest conservative fig
. >> yes, and i'd like to phrase that a little bit different, because it was when ronald reagan went to hollywood, became an actor. and after the first year, warner brothers renewed his contract. and that's when you feel safe as an actor. the first thing he did was call his parents and ask them to come to hollywood. he wanted his parents there. i thought for a bachelor, hand so much bachelor, hollywood star on the rise, to want to have his mother there, he bought them the first house that they ever had. and as you can see, he always, as i said, watched over his mother. there are no letters in the reagan library between the two. no letters. reagan library knows practically nothing about her. but i hadded good luck of finding somebody who did have a lot of letters. >> lorraine wagner. >> lorraine wagner in philadelphia. >> is she the same one that was written up in the new yorker? >> yes, she had 276 letters from ronald reagan and another packet from nelle reagan. she had been the president of his fan club and went to dixon, illinois, for one of the big welcome home ronald reagan event
. giving you choices -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> behold, ronald reagan washington national airport, one of d.c.'s two major airports, used to be called washington national airport, now it is ronald reagan washington national airport. this is the ronald reagan turn turnpike in florida. used to be the florida turnpike, now it is ronald reagan turnpike. and ronald reagan elementary school in idaho, fundamentalal school in yuma, arizona, home of ronald reagan fundamental patriots. and ronald reagan peace garden in illinois, peace garden, really? ronald reagan minuteman missile site, sports park in california, all of these are the work of the ronald reagan legacy project, created by american conservatives in 1997 with the express goal of creating a statue, park or road named after ronald reagan in all 3,000 counties. if yours doesn't have it, they're not going to rest until that changes in your county. while mr. reagan was in office, he was one of the most divisive political figures. divisiveness is not necessarily a bad thing, it is just true his supporters liked him a
in the u.s. through her special relationship with ronald reagan. >> we've lost a great president, a great american and a great man. and i have lost a dear friend. >> we'll talk to former reagan chief of staff and bush secretary of state, james baker. and to the british ambassador to the united states. also this hour, president obama returns to connecticut in a last-ditch effort to shame congress into passing gun laws. he'll be meeting with newtown family, who will be flying back to d.c. with him on air force one. some of the parents shared their grief last night on "60 minutes." >> they need to not just look us in the eyes, but look our children in the eyes and the lost ones and see those faces, see what's gone. >> it's going to happen again. it is going to happen again. and every time you know, it's somebody else's school, it's somebody else's town. it's somebody else's community, until one day you wake up and it's not. >> good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. margaret thatcher, elected in 1979 as britain's first woman prime minister died today at the age of 87, she had been
, ronald reagan, consistent in her beliefs. and she was so tough. she loved the combat. she loved question time. she was perfect for the time and the place. and in war and peace, she was, you know, not just a cold warrior, because she was the first, as we all know, to recognize the potential in mikhail gorbachev. i talked to jim baker today. he said they had a seamless relationship. only one dispute over grenada. his invasion. >> he never called her. >> he called her the night before. and she said, ronnie, that is not consultation, that is notification. >> he did the same thing to tip o'neill, by the way, that night. anyway. let me go to doug. it seems to any a key to a leader is understanding your culture, your nationalism. her sense of british nationalism was very close to reagan's. it was very nationalistic. her sense of how to connect with her people. we love britain, we want her back. >> well, that's right. i mean, she waved the union just like ronald reagan waved the american flag. at the time she arrived in 1979, there was a fatigue, exhaustion, in the '60s and '70s. britain didn't
a stroke. here in the u.s., she was known for her legendary partnership with president ronald reagan. we spoke with the former vice-president earlier tonight. mr. vice-president, nice to see you, sir. >> good to see you. >> today, the people of britain either loved her or loathed her, former prime minister marg rets thatcher. what do you remember? >> put me in the love camp. i had enormous respect and regard for prime minister thatcher. she was a lady, but a tremendous leader, too. i remember in the early days of desert storm, when we were first dealing with saddam's invasion of kuwait -- this was 20 years ago. the president sent me to saudi arabia to talk to king fahd and get permission to send troop through the desert of saudi arabia. i got his approval and called the president back at the oval office to get his authorization to deploy the force. margaret thatcher was there at the same time in the oval office. and a couple of months later then, i was in london, i had found my way to moscow and i stopped by to pay my respects and it was an absolutely one of the most fascinating hours i
. it's been a privilege. ... >> now, our beloved president ronald reagan passed away almost ten years ago. but as many in this audience know, it seems nearly impossible to follow political news without hearing some reference to our 40th president. his memory, his name and, fortunately, his legacy seem to be ubiquitous as our country grapples with the challenges of our time. for many years, probably starting with the day after president reagan left office in 1989, there's been a famous question often asked when there's a particularly vexing problem facing our country. you've likely heard it before. we, the questioners often ask, well, what would reagan do? it's a good question to ask, because while times and technology and many faces have changed since president reagan was in office, some important fundamentals -- those that speak to who we are as americans -- have not. i believe that our guest today, governor jeb bush, understands this. and it's one of the reasons that after having left office just about six years ago, he remains an extremely important national voice in the republican
with president ronald reagan. we spoke with the former vice president earlier tonight. mr. vice president, nice to see you, sir? >> good to see you, greta. >> today the people in britain say they either loved or loathed her, former prime minister margaret thatcher. what are your memories of her? >> put me in the loved camp. i had enormous respect and regard for prime minister thatcher. she was a great lady but a tremendous leader, too. i remember in the early days of desert storm when we were first dealing with saddam's invasion of kuwait, 20 years ago, the president sent me to saudi arabia to talk to king fahd. after the conversation i got his approval, i called the president back in the oval office to get his authorization so i could go ahead and deploy the force. and margaret thatcher was there at the same time in the oval office. and a couple of months later, then i was in london. on my way to moscow. but i stopped in to 10 downing street to pay my respects. it was one of the most fascinating hours i ever spent. she kicked out all staff and kept in me and tom king and talked about what beca
thing that had happened to me, and i knew that ronald reagan, when he did it, was absolutely superb, a real professional, and he used the autocue, or teleprompter. it is so much better to use it; otherwise you are looking down at your notes. if you've got a teleprompter, then you are looking up and you may go from one teleprompter to another, but your eyes never leave the audience. i wasn't as skilled at it as he was so i had to practice, and in fact, we borrowed his autocue. but i arrived from the vc10 quite late at the embassy, and they had set up the autocue. and you know, when you actually read through a speech for speaking, as distinct from for drafting, you frequently find you have to change it. for drafting, for reading, you've got the sentences too long. for speaking they must be shorter, and you actually change the final version quite a bit while you're actually doing the rehearsal with the autocue. it was very, very late, and i got one or two very complicated sentences which had to be just honed down, and we did it. i think i had only about an hour-and-a-half's sleep becau
. without leaders such as margaret thatcher and ronald reagan and many others, without them, it would have been a lot harder for gorbachev to move through perestroika. the impression she gave of the soviet union, we can work with this man, reagan felt the same way. it was not to defeat them. it to show them there was a better way ahead for the people of the soviet union. that helped gorbachev bring about the changes that came in 1991. >> she was certainly very fond of america and believed america should lead the world. she was not incapable of berating some american leaders. she famously said to president bush "do not go wobbly on me." >> i am not entirely sure that the accuracy of the story. it is a good story. it happened right after the invasion of kuwait by the iraqis. president bush was using his staff and taking the time to make a judgment on how best to respond. i am sure this had an effect on the president. he took his time to make up his own mind. it was that sunday evening when he came down from camp david and stood before the press corps in said "this will not stand." it is alwa
man could have said that. absolutely marvelous. i am doug by ronald reagan's former chief of staff. he was in the white house for six years. you were there for many of the key moment in their relationship. what was it that made them work together? as a together >> they were partners. they had shared beliefs. they painted in primary colors. they did not do pastels' very well. they could finish each other's sentences. it was a love affair in the right sense of the word. they were comrade in arms. they protected one another and had each other's back. let me give you an example. the first summit meeting between the heads of state, g-7,g-8 now, at the beginning of it in a break and post a first year, he laid out his economic package to his other heads of state. every one of them said it will not work in america. it will not work. cannot cutax -- you taxes and spending. the only person i came to his defense was margaret thatcher. breaking news to lead to tell the story that as they left dinner he caught up to mrs. thatcher and he said, it was unnecessary but most appreciated. thank you. tapp
relationship with ronald reagan. faced down the coal miner's your union. >> what we have got is an attempt to substitute the rule of the mob for the rule of law there. be. [shouting] >> whose members on strike for a year returned to work be a sent any concessions. thatcher's imposition of a so-called poll tax triggered severe rioting and revolt among the ranks that ended from her departure in 10 downing in november of 1990. in later years her public speaking was limited by a series of strokes like the one that eventually claimed her life. even in silence, thatcher's mere visit, those eyes conveyed her enduring wit and strength. bare necessary margaret thatcher was 87. in washington james rosen, fox news. >> bret: senior political analyst brit hume covered presidents who dealt with thatcher. he joins us tonight with some thoughts. good evening brit. >> good evening, bret. she is recognized for the stead fastness that made her known as the iron lady. she showed that in her years of grin prime ministership and doubts arose about the conservative economic policies she had administered in stron
with the british prime minister, george schultz served under president ronald reagan, and james baker served under president george h.w. bush. we welcome you both to the newshour. secretary shultz, let me begin with you. you worked in that position for seven years under ronald reagan. so you worked with her as much as if not more than anyone else in government at that time. what was she like? >> she was very clear. very well informed. she was... loved to have a good discussion. she didn't like it if you toadied to her. she liked it when you stood up and argued so that's what i did. your interview clip with mcneil and lehrer reminded me of a time when she had been in camp david and i flew down with her to andrews air force base to see her off. and at the base, there was a news interview. and she stood there and reporters would ask these questions, and she would say, now, that's not a very good question. if you had formed it like this, then that would be something of a question worth answering. and here's the answer to the question you should have asked. she did that a few times. then there weren't
, that we can have a better life. i want to read now from president ronald reagan. again, many of us are very roud of ronald reagan. i'll give illinois their due. he's from there originally. the reality is he's a californian. and you look at the statue here in statuary hall, he's ear has -- here as a californian. so i'm very proud of him, as a democrat, very proud of him. i say that and i saw my democratic friends, they get a little nervous about that, the reality is i'm very proud of him. i didn't agree with everything, obviously, but i agreed with his humanity and i think we'll see that from some of these quotes. i think that's what made reagan a great person. and a great president. was that he didn't stick to some of the tired dogma of others. instead he led us forward as a great president. i quote him. unless the united states makes a more sensible and efficient system for admitting legal migrants who come to take advantage of work opportunities, no reasonable level of enforcement is likely to be enough to resolve this illegal immigration problem. talks to who he was. how true he
a kindred spirit in president ronald reagan, sharing her harder line toward the soviet union in the climactic final years of the cold war. yet when thatcher met with incoming soviet leader mikhail gorbachev in late 1984 she famously declared that "we can do business with him." five years later she was in power when the berlin wall came down. in 1990 when iraq invaded kuwait thatcher backed a tough response urging president george h.w. bush not to go wobbly on confronting saddam hussein. but back home, thatcher's own grip on power was wobbling after 11 years in office her public support flagged amid inflation and renewed recession. and the conservative party voted her out. >> after 11-and-a-half wonderful years. >> warner: even after her fall from power thatcher often drew large crowds at campaign events. nearly upstaging her successor john major at a conservative party conference in 1992. that same year she was named a baroness. for many of the '90s she made lucrative lecture tours. margaret thatcher's withdrawal from public eye began in 2002 when a series of small strokes pr
about ronald reagan and influence he had on your life. when you were growing up in that time, you really couldn't know ronald reagan without also getting to see the life and times of margaret thatcher. your thoughts on her? >> what an incredible iconic figure. this is someone who inspired me personally as a woman in politics, in law, knowing that there wasn't anything that i could couldn't. that a man wasn't doing that i couldn't do or do better. she was formidable. in the way she stood shoulder to shoulder with ronald reagan, with the u.s., really such a large part of the puzzle of how we were able to achieve so much in foreign policy during that time in reagan's presidency. she is really someone i admire greatly. >> the other thing i wanted to ask you, kimberly is about women in politics. a lot of people today say there it are not enough women in politics. i would agree. at the time you saw this woman who was leading the world. leading the fight against communism. who what did that mean to you as you were thinking about the possibilities are endless for you no matter the gender? >> i e
was a fierce ally of the united states. a great friend to ronald reagan and controversial for some in britain with austerity measures, she battled the unions there. she also led that nation in the falkland war against arrest aga argentina. solidified support within that condition. >> she escaped an ira terrorist bombing at her hotel and she went on eventually to see peace, at that time unthinkable. so she saw a lot of changes over her life time. including 2002, she retired from public life after a series of small strokes and she's been really very private since then. her daughter confirmed in 2008 that she was suffering from dementia, but clearly a woman whose public image was very -- iron lady. >> you say talk about the changes she saw, how about this, she was the first and only so far woman prime minister of britain. and she led that country again through difficult times. and still an icon in that country. >> 87 years old. and again her spokesman is confirming to cnn that margaret thatcher has died. she had been hospitalized a couple of times over the past few months. obviously 87 years old
dismantled the nanny state and ronald reagan was pursuing much the same strategy in this country the one to western role punch that many argued say to the western world. that was then, where are the keepers and the iron lady's now? to the margaret thatcher's center for freedom and former national security adviser from president ronald reagan, ronald mcfarland. where are they? >> a good question a real shortage of leadership on the world stage double size of the land six. i do think margaret thatcher was a unique figure who led that only her own country out of decline but also inspired free-market capitalism across the world including the united states with the four runner of the revolution in the united states and face it united states badly needs the leadership that margaret thatcher exemplified with cutting taxes, small government, getting people back to work and restoring individual liberty and freedom. neil: to think of your position as a former national security advisor that it had to be economically sound to get the act together to be a leader to protect western freedoms. we seem t
on the foreign policy front, which were considerable. her and is ronald reagan engaged gorbechev and ultimately in 1989 the berlin wall came down and so did the soviet union. she was very effective in 1982 when the argentineans placed a argentinian flag on the faulkland islands and she sent the naval task force and military over and that was a successful campaign. a year later, she won a land slide victory. in foreign policy terms, she was effective. but domestically, she was an incredibly devicive figure. she began and came into office with so much in disarray in britain. we had major strikes. it was known as the winter of discontent. that january/february of 1989. she set about solving the problem by destroying labor unions and unregulating, deregulating financial markets. and it was based on her view that she did not believe in a cohesive community society, if you like, and she once said there is no such thing as society. there are individual men and women and their families. and that was her sailant view. but actually, during the 1980s, there were the miner strikes and the rioting that went
to live in much the same way her great friend ronald reagan did for the united states. given to few people to change both the history of your country and the history of the world, but thatcher did that. she and reagan with their cold war were incredibly important in changing, at least the tenor and, in many ways, the substance, as well, of the conversation about what the west was going to do about communism. before reagan and thatcher, talking about co-existence. during and after reagan and thatcher, people talked about the end of the soviet union. thought it was wonderfully poetic, but reagan went to london and talked about -- >> you know, it's interesting, mika, that reagan's detractors in the '80s called him a war mongr now, today, as they look back, realizing how terribly wrong they were. we'll try to give credit for gorbachev for ending the cold war. that is a laughable proposition. he was forced into the corner and forced into the corner by ronald reagan, margaret thatcher, by pope john paul ii and by a few other tough, conservative leaders that made sure that the soviet union would
opponent of socialism. she was an ally of the great president ronald reagan and the free market economy. the iron lady will be remembered for her confrontational style and steadfast leadership. she revitalized the british economy, she revitalized britain, she will be a thread throughout today's program. here she is on the floor of parliament. >> the honorable gentleman knows i have the same contempt of his policies as the people of east europe have experienced-- i think i must have hit the right nail on the head he when i pointed out to the logic of those policies-- . it's monday. a brand new start. your chance to rise and shine. with centurylink as your trusted technology partner, you can do just that. with our visionary cloud infrastructure, global broadband network and custom communications solutions, your business is more reliable - secure - agile. and with responsive, dedicated support, we help you shine every day of the week. [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughin
force. they retook the islands after 74 days of fighting. she worked with u.s. president ronald reagan to help end the cold war. >> she never changed her mind. and that was really important. that you stick to a policy, rightly or wrongly. >> when she forced through and got the changes done. and her legacy lives on today. >> reporter: her policies were divisive. all agreed she changed the political landscape of britain. of margaret thatcher will be remembered as one of the 20th century's iconic politicians. nhk world. london. >>> politicians who knew her well are reacting to the news of her death. former prime minister worked with her to promote free market policies. he says she was an outstanding politician. he says she shall be remembered for her work with ronald reagan. mikhail gorbachev also had praise. he first met thatcher in 1985. he said their relationship helped improve ties between their nations. >>> officials at the u.s. state department say north korea is hurting its own interests. authorities have pulled workers out of an industrial park located or operated jointly with sou
that to ronald reagan and rouxed the day because ronald reagan said he was hood winked. >> what we can say on this program because we're not politicians is that there is no connection between the boston bombing and immigration reform. these were two legal immigrants in the united states. that's a horrible police and terrorism issue, but it has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact we are a nation of immigrants and we want -- >> but they want to make it part of it. ben stein, and maybe for perfectly valid reasons. maybe it should be a separate bill or separate matter, but they want to make it part of this bill and this matter to police those who are already here and include in this bill. good or bad idea? >> we've got to police them somehow. if the guys who are here should have been already picked up, the tsarnaevs should have been picked up by the f.b.i. under existing legislation, under existing law. they were tipped off by the russians. their c.i.a. tipped off the f.b.i something went badly wrong of the the law was -- >> if you're right. >> i don't think we need new laws. >> that's what
famous quotes. we'll hear a lot of those this morning. mrs. thatcher and ronald reagan as you heard in amy kellogg's package they were truly political soulmates and very close friends. reagan once called her the best man in england. she called him the second most important man in her life next to her beloved husband dennis. in 2004 a taped eulogy of baroness thatcher was played at president reagan's state funeral. >> in in his lifetime ronald reagan was a cheerful and invigorating presence but it was easy to forget what daunting tasks he set himself. he sought to mend america's wounded spirit. to reare so the strength of the free world, and to free the slaves of communism. martha: incredible video that we're seeing this morning that remind you so much of her, very strong internal core of strength in her convictions. there is another picture the two leader who shared their disdain for communism and helped to bring it down of course a passion for small government. what america knows as reaganomics is still called thatcherism in britain. they clearly shared their unique and strong phil
a defense. i thought it was-- "star wars." use today make fun of ronald reagan and he pulled back the defense from poland and the czech republic in the deal with putin early on and all of a sudden now, we're going to ronald reagan to protect us. >> sean: interesting it. >> missile defense when we saw how well it worked in israel. i think you need more than a defense, i think a good segment of our fleet should be deployed there. and it's god forbid, let's hope it's not true, but look, let's not ignore it. but strong action that says if they try anything, they're going to be in for a massive counterattack. >> we're got one missile defense system, and prior to that, a day before it was 2 and 22's and the u.s.s. john mccain. it doesn't send a signal. >> to it people that probably question what kind of backbone does obama have, particularly with the very mild language that he uses, you've got to at least show a significant military force to show a force that would be so great that when you looked at it, if this should act, it would be devastation for north korea. >> here is my fear in
disagreement. i admire margaret thatcher because along with ronald reagan and pope john and gorbachev, those are the people that led millions of people out of oppression. people who lived under communism lived in oppression, and very few people in their political career get to free people from oppression. it was her, it was her introduction of gorbachev to ronald reagan gave president reagan the sense he could negotiate with this man, he could work with this man so it was a collaborative effort. >> she was somebody as i say who was very divisive but she was also, as tony blair alluded to, capable of great acts of kindness. she was also somebody who had a ferocious work ethic. she lived off about three or four hours' sleep a night. she used to get a tumbler of whiskey down at the end of the evening, wake up in the middle of the night and go off again. remarkable energy and so on. someone said to me something very interesting today. they said you know, she was never really happy again after she was kicked out of office. can you recognize that in somebody like her who was so consumed by the job
a stroke. as you may know, she along with president ronald reagan defined conservative politics in the 1980s. lady thatcher is a legend in conservative circles. her accomplishments are many, but she was always very controversial figure in her own country and here in america. because the british press and the american media are liberal and always have been. for younger viewers, margaret thatcher was a plain spoken woman who did not suffer fools. >> what the honorable member is saying is that he would rather the poor were poorer provided the rich were less rich. that way you will never create the wealth for better social justices as we have. and what a policy. yes, he would rather have the poor poorer provided the rich were less richer. that is is a liberal policy. >> bill: by the way, had lady thatcher delivered that sound bite today the media would have said she shouted down her opposition or some other nonsense. margaret thatcher believed that a robust private economy would provide the most opportunity for working people. her opposition the labor party was like the democratic party in amer
a relationship with ronald reagan mildly flirtatious and she turned on the kind of thatcher charm. she figured that out. >> go ahead, martin, you want to jump in? >> i agree exactly with what katy has said. the fact that she was elected prime minister was historic in and of itself. what happened thereafter would not undermine the fact of that achievement. it was a -- she had the mouth of marilyn monroe. >> leave it to the french. >> exactly. >> but you know the other thing she did, i think, that was very important and martin is quite right, anyone who has seen "billy elliot" is how divided they were under margaret thatcher. >> we idlize her in a way. >> i grew up in her era. it was all nonstop protests in the streets of the university raising money for the miners' strikes whether you were on the right or the left, it felt like a divided country. she made britain less classest. the daughter of a grocer. the chancellor was a te, she wa daughter of a grocer and she brought with her through her economic policies a lot of british working class people into the middle class by giving them access to c
and a political soul mate of sorts of ronald reagan. >> absolutely. no question, good evening. to many women, to many men in the nation's capital, maggie thatch water is a role model. to most conservatives, she was a hero. british prime minister margaret thatcher was such a force. she influenced american history. as an inspiration to ronald reagan, then his partner against the soviet union. >> mr. gorbachev, tear down this wall. >> reporter: ronnie and margaret were political soul mates, said nancy reagan in a statement today, committed to freedom and resolve to end communism. reviving capitalism and freedom was a reagan similar thatcher mission. she battled british unions when strikes paralyzed the uk. >> what we've got is an attempt to substitute the law of the mob for the rule of law. >> reporter: when reagan came to power in 1981, he broke the u.s. air traffic controllers union when they struck. russians called thatcher the iron lady and the nickname stuck. >> we always watched that handbag, literally on her arm, waiting to see if she was going to swing it at us. >> reporter: liberal act
. and it was ronald reagan on the phone. he said, sandra -- how about that. first name basis. [laughter] i said, yes, mr. president. he said, but like to announce your nomination tomorrow for the supreme court. is that okay with you? now that is "run "what happened. in the kind of colton said well, yes, mr. president. i think it is. and so that is what happened. he had sent some three people from the attorney general's office out to arizona to check on my record. i had served in some capacity of the other in all three branches of the arizona state government and the preceding years. of course to my had left some kind of a track record behind. i think the president had sent people out to uncover press coverage of anything that i had been involved with and to look at papers in connection with my record. i guess they had not uncovered anything that looks scary. so he decided to do that. i was at home the day they wanted to come out and really talk to me. and my husband and i have built a sun-tried adobe house in the phoenix area when we moved there in 1957. now coming up was a challenge because you can
pelosi is expressing concern. mark math use sat down with ronald reagan's budget director. >> david stockman says the president missed an opportunity and he says the economy is headed for another crash. progressives are houling the budget is a document only a republican could love. >> in 2008 he said he would not cut social security. >> in the 2008, then candidate obama did make a pledge but his budget now proposes limiting the growth of social security benefits but changing the way the cost of living is calculated. it ronald reagan's former budget director calls it a little bitty fix for a huge problem. >> i think we're going to end up over $1020 trillion in deficits unless there are big changes. >> he says defense should be cut by 50 to $150 billion and taxes? everybody should be paying more. >> not just 2% or oil companies or loophole that is targeted. middle class is going to have to pay higher taxes, too or we're never going to get this budget under control. >> and he adds social security should be eliminated for those who are financially secure. >> we can't afford to pay you k
. and her staunch conservative you radios made her a natural ally of president ronald reagan. they were kindred spirits and is likely to evoke strong emotions then as now. becky anderson takes us back. >> reporter: she did it defiance. >> the lady is not returning. >> reporter: she did direct. >> no. no. no. >> reporter: and when she chose, with femininity alongside the steel. >> where there is doubt, may we bring faith. and where there is despair, may we bring hope. >> reporter: her longest serving cabinet member remembers this way. >> her style was essentially a determination not to be driven off course. her phraseology there is no alternative demonstrated a clear determination to see tough policies through. >> margaret thatcher grew up here in a solid uncomplicated english market town. and the values that she learned here shaped her entire political ideology. her father, a pillar of the community, ran a corner shop. now a humble medicine store, a modest plaque on the wall is all that testifies to its small place in history. margaret roberts as she was born lived with her parents and
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outposts of the british empire. she became a close confidant of president ronald reagan, inspiring intense affection from republicans to this day. former first lady nancy reagan said in a statement, "ronnie and margaret were political soulmates, committed to freedom and resolved to end communism. as prime minister, margaret had the clear vision and strong determination to stand up for her beliefs at a time when so many were afraid to rock the boat." both former presidents bush mourned the loss of a staunch american ally. but it was perhaps republican house leaders who were most defusive today, with speak ur john boehner's statement. "the greatest peacetime prime minister in british history is dead. margaret thatcher, a grocer's daughter, stared down elites, union bosses and communists to win three consecutive elections. establish conservative principles in western europe, and bring down the iron curtain." house majority leader eric cantor tweeted, "you inspired the world to empower people and families over government. in doing so, you helped save it. rest in peace, lady thatcher." perhaps
of america was described by ronald reagan when he talked about the shining city on the hill. ronald reagan never spoke about that being the shining city on the hill as being our destiny. he spoke about it as the america that we were and presumably the america that we are. i will argue that our job is to refurbish the pillars of american exceptionalism and strengthen us and know what they are. many of them are in the bill of rights. freedom of speech is a pillar of american exceptionalism i'm exercising on the this moment. freedom of speech, religion, the press, assembly, the right to keep and bear arms and face your accuser in a court of law and be tried by a jury of your peers, the right to property, the right to see the enumerated powers that are exclusively to the united states of congress, those other powers go to the states or the people respectively. those are some of the pillars. mentioned free enterprise capitalism, but wrapped up within this constitution that i carry in my jacket pocket is the supreme law of the land is our constitution and we would not be america if we didn't hav
-war history. she is known by americans, of course, as a good friend of president ronald reagan. the two were real soul mates. she got into office a little earlier than ronald reagan, but in fact, her path on the economy, on dealing with austerity matters, on dealing with the union, right up ronald reagan's alley. the two of them got along famously. that activity on the economic front got her in trouble with some people, of course, here in the u.k. but she helped fuel a long-term boom in the u.k. that helped lead europe on a lot of fronts on the economic side. foreign policy side, she was strong, too. they didn't call her iron lady for nothing. her move to confront argentina over the faulklands, a major foreign policy highlight of her time in office. some people basically said that it turned around her own political prospects at home when things were getting pretty rough on the economic side, she turned to policy. she was strong, and she was there. she was there through 1990, through the fall of the berlin wall, and through the beginning of the end of the soviet union and the east bloc and th
of how a doctor saved the life of ronald reagan. all right now on "fox news sunday." >> chris: hello again and happy easter from hannon: andnda ooton arom fox news in washington. after months of debate, the senate is finally ready to vote on new gun control legislation. one of the people at the center of the issue is mark kelly, retired astronaut and navy captain and the husband of former congress woman gabby giffords who was shot two years ago. captain kelly joins us from tucson, arizona. after newtown there was internationalout rage over -- national outrage over the acts of mass violence but that has begun to change. cbs has a new poll just aicaler the massacre 57% supported stricter gun controls and now that is down to 47% and harry reid says the bill he was introduce the week after next won't include a ban on assault we to vons and won't include a limit on high capacity magazines. question, shortages should president obama have moved faster to bring this to a vote before the call for action began to fade? >> well, i think aicaler something like 20 first graders being murdered in
context is really frightening. ronald reagan was the guy. ronald reagan was the guy who said that social security has nothing to do with the budget deficit because it's paid for through payroll taxes. that truism remains true today. but now you have a democratic president effectively saying it's not true. effectively endorseing this false talking point that social security supportedly has something to do with the national debt. >> john: even if he doesn't mean it. if he made this pitch safely knowing it would never happen, he has broken a promise. >> absolutely. he has harmed the democratic brand, which is based on that problem. >> john: david sirota salon.com contributor, and michael tomasky special correspondent with "newsweek" and the daily beast will be back in a few minutes in the program. thank you both. today was an action on immigration although you might not know that looking at congress. that's coming up next. >> john: the gentlemen announced a bill to expand background checks on gun buyers. that's it apply current law to more gun sales including internet sales and gun show sal
but some still great concerns about the economy. ronald reagan budget director in up to speaking at the commonwealth club tonight and says republicans in congress have failed. this afternoon david psychotic man sat down with mark matthews. >> again today speaker of the house boehner went after the president budget. >> president got tax hike in january. we don't need to be raising taxes on the american people. >>reporter: ronald reagan budget director tells me republicans got it wrong. >> you don't have to pay the bill just cut taxes and sit back and wait for the pwunl tote balance itself. for 30 years sense then that hasn't work it can't work our economy now is in bad shape it's not growing. >>reporter: now david stockman says taxes must be raised. not only on the rich but also the middle class. in order to reduce the deficit. >> in order to overcome this legacy of deficit don't matter led by republicans who are supposed to be the conservative political party. >>reporter: republicans who reveer ronald reagan presidency what stockman is saying sound like hair situation. h
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